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we'll continue to follow that investigation and have local updates in a few minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather at good morning. roundup. 31 people arrested on a tenth night of violent protests in ferguson. >> get on the ground! >> many of those arrested, visitors who police say are fanning the flames. we're there live. breaking news overnight. an out of control wildfire near yosemite doubles in side. mandatory evacuations now ordered for 13,000 homes and businesses. the biggest fear this morning, a propane company right in the fire's path. game of drones. the hot new sport of shooting down drones. >> yeah! >> and why the feds are trying to shut it down. and i'll be back right after this.
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legendary broadcaster pat o'brien who's experienced his shares of highs and lows including the fame, the parties, and the scandal pens a memoir that takes no prisoners and he's talking about it to us today. tuesday, august 19th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm matt lauer alongside tamron hall who's here for savannah while she's on maternity leave, natalie morales, and anybody else? >> oh, look who's back. >> hey, buddy. how was your vacation? >> very good. we missed you guys too. >> good to have you back. we've known pat o'brien for awhile. >> yes, we have. >> this guy has written a book
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that i think a lot would like to write but has no guts to do it. we'll talk about it in a little while. >> there's a lot more going on including more in ferguson. >> new unrest and chaos in that area. police were backed up by members of missouri's national guard. but the troops kept their distance from the protesters. this as attorney general eric holder prepares to travel to ferguson to meet with investigators and community leaders. we'll talk to michael brown's parents in a moment, but first ron allen is in ferguson once again. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. police say they were targeted by a small criminal element using the protest as cover. they made 31 arrests. there is a new twist. many of the suspects were from out of town from as far away as california and new york. >> get on the ground! >> reporter: police rush in, a strong show of force. firing tear gas to disperse a huge crowd. making dozens of arrests.
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police cracked down, they say, when their units came under attack. >> i listened over the radio and heard the screams of those officers who were under gunfire. we can't have that. >> reporter: police have tried yet another tactic with the national guard as backup, more officers on foot, trying to give the officers a designated space. these are the rules tonight. you can march a quarter mile in each direction. this is a stretch of road where some of the worst violence has happened during the past few days. the protesters' loudest demand, arrest officer darren wilson who shot and killed michael brown. >> why hasn't he been processed like anybody else? that's all we're asking, man. if he's so innocent, what do we have to be afraid of the law for? he is the law! >> reporter: earlier brown's family released the results of a autopsy they commissioned. six gunshot wounds.
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two to the head. >> all these gunshot wounds were survivable except for the one in the top of the head that went through the brain. >> reporter: while brown's family claims he was surrendering, some say he was assaulting the officer. it may take months whether to decide to charge the officer. >> we don't want to do it quickly. we want it to be very thorough. >> reporter: and now sybrina fulton is offering support to the family. writing i wish i had a word of automatic comfort, but i don't. meanwhile, police here in ferguson fight an uphill battle to keep the peace. and police seem very focused on gathering as much intelligence as they can about the protests. one reason they may have arrested so many people. a lot of names and phone numbers to follow up on. >> thank you very much. lesley mcspadden and michael
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brown sr. join us now with their attorney benjamin crump. my condolences on the loss of your son. >> thank you. >> tenth straight night of violence in ferguson. the national guard is there now and still the violence ended just hours ago. ms. mcspadden, what will bring peace to the streets of ferguson? >> justice. justice will bring peace, i believe. >> only if that justice results in the arrest or charges being fired against officer wilson? is that what it's going to take? >> yes. he ain't been arrest. hold him accountable for what he did. >> mr. brown, do you have faith in the system in this matter? >> yes, i do. >> do you think it's worked so far? >> no. >> so what gives you the faith
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it will work eventually? >> eventually justice will prevail. >> i want to ask you about the autopsy that was conducted on behalf of your family. i don't want to go into great detail, but we do know he was shot six times. did you learn what you think you needed to know from that autopsy that gives you a clearer picture of what happened to your son that night? >> no. >> what more do you need to know? >> why. >> why. >> why. what was the cause for that? excessive force. >> i want to ask you about -- >> nobody deserves this. >> let me ask you about that force, and let me bring ben in on this. they said police shootings are
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different from other shootings because officers by law are authorized to use force. you have to determine whether the level of force in each case was appropriate or excessive. ben, based on what you saw in that autopsy performed by dr. bodden, are you confident this was excessive force? >> i think clearly this was excessive force, matt. in fact, you look at the autopsy, the witness accounts when he put his hands up and surrender and all the witnesses say he continued to shoot, it's going to be an issue that comes before this prosecution praying that he is arrested that the jury will have to decide what was necessary force used. all the witnesses say it seemed like an execution-style murder. you can't do this to our children the broad daylight.
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>> ms. mcspadden and mr. brown, you're looking for justice for your son. do you think this continuing violence in the streets of ferguson runs the risk of overshadowing that search for justice? in some ways, does it detract from justice for your son? >> no. no. >> i think that it does somewhat. because it is a distraction, but we won't let it distract us to the point where we lose focus. we have to remain focused and we have to remain strong and the violence needs to stop. when justice is prevailed, it may regain the trust in the locals. but right now it's really out of control. >> we need to keep the focus on michael brown jr. that's who we need to keep the focus on.
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michael brown jr. >> mr. brown, ms. mcspadden, ben, thank you very much for your time this morning. i appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you. a dangerous new wildfire is raging in california this morning near yosemite. the flames burning near a propane company. and now leading to evacuation orders for 13,000 homes and businesses. now standing by with what the firefighters are dealing with is al. >> we'll show you what we're looking at. just to the east we've got monsoonal moisture making its way into the southwest. but there'sat's not going to ma in where they need it the most. a high danger in central and southern california. also extreme to exceptional drought for about the entire state of california. there's no relief in sight. no rain in sight. the jet stream is way up to the north. and so that's not helping.
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and then the other big story we're watching in the southeast, this upper level high pressure. going to be watching temperatures rise up into the upper 90s. 92 in houston and atlanta. with humidity levels that are going to bring the heat indexes well over 100. it will top out by friday, but there's a lot of dangerous heat especially for the elderly and the young throughout a good portion of the southeastern plains. >> thanks, al. natalie has the latest on the pentagon's mission in iraq. >> that's right. this impact is now being felt as islamic militants were driven from mosul. bill is in erbil, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. identify just come from the top of mosul dam, newly liberated. it's the biggest in iraq.
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and this is the sigte of the first victory over militants here in iraq. it was won by u.s. air power and kurdish fighters. the ground is littered with destroyed isis vehicles. they are on the run. kurdish fighters celebrating a rare victory over islamic militants. they displayed the ieds and booby traps they had planted. but it was one tube from the war. more than 30 times in recent days. >> with our support, iraqi and kurdish forces took a major step forward by recapturing the largest dam in iraq near mosul. if that dam was breached, it could have proven catastrophic. >> reporter: their fire power has tipped the balance of this
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battle inflicting a significant defeat on isis. this is the first time the seemingly unstoppable advance of isis has not only been halted but we versed. refugees are deeply grateful that the u.s. and kurdish troops are forcing isis back. the militants killed this little girl's sister. without america, says her father, we never would have pushed them away. they have lost everything. but one small comfort is that their enemies have now lost ground and perhaps a crucial battle. the president saying there it could have been catastrophic had isis kept control of the dam. because of the fear they might have blown it up leaving a tsunami cascading for baghdad and threatening the lives of tens of thousands. it's now out of their hands. the big question, will this turn the tide against isis or was
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this one isolated victory? >> thank you, bill. iranian negotiators extended the truce for another 24 hours. it came before a cease-fire was coming to an end. they're still trying to reach a long-term deal in the gaza strip. a community on edge this morning after police uncovered a mass shooting plot at a high school. pasadena police arrested two teenagers who planned to kill three staff members and gun down as many students as possible. the suspects did not have any weapons but police say they were trying to get them. the school staffer noticed something suspicious, that's when he called police. school is scheduled to resume on thursday. a frightening scene in los angeles monday night when an suv plowed through a crowded pizza shop. at least seven people were hurt including a 5-year-old boy who
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is in critical condition after suffering a serious head injury. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. and on a lighter note, "mad men" star jon hamm couldn't have been happier monday night throwing out the first pitch at a st. louis cardinals game. he grew up a die hard cardinals fan. great to have ozzie smith on the end of the pitch. a little short of the plate there. he did get his own bobble head. so all good. it.e told me last week, i wl i may airmail it, but i will not bounce it. >> that is the hardest thing to do. there's so much pressure on you. >> absolutely. >> like 50 cent up there trying to throw. remember that one? >> all right, jon. well done. let's show you what we've got happening today for you. risk of strong storms up in the upper midwest from parts of illinois all the way into
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southern michigan. gorgeous day in the northwest. partly cloudy in portland today. we're going to get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. ♪we've been waiting all summer,♪ ♪just to get back in the kitchen♪ ♪gotta see our favorite kids,♪ ♪the excitement got us twitchin'♪ ♪you got tammy in those sweet jeans,♪ ♪louis rocking blues ♪could maya look any fly-ah♪ ♪in her tricked out shoes?!?♪ ♪jeans and hoodies, kicks, jeans and hoodies♪ ♪shop your way members ♪will be getting all the goodies♪ ♪filling your closets, these deals are insane♪ ♪ooo, ya' styles so fresh, ♪we feel like makin' it rain♪ (corrrrrnnnnnn) kids' hoodies are now just $10 for back to school. plus, shop your way members earn points on qualifying purchases. kmart. where members always get more. good tuesday morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist tedd florendo. should be another nice day for our tuesday. a mix of sun and clouds. still staying comfortable, mumdty up a little bit, about 84 degrees. another dry day for wednesday. the showers and storms return by
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thursday. could see a chance also on friday but look at these numbers. they go from the mid-80s, drop a little to near 80 degrees as we head into the weekend. partly sunny skies for saturday and sunday. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thanks very much. primary day up in alaska. and voters could have trouble deciding exactly who they're voting for thanks to two names on the ballot getting a lot of attention. peter alexander has that story. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. alaskans will go to the poll today in a primary election. they have the chance to vote for dan sullivan not once, but twice. two guys with the same name are running for different statewide offices. the voters there appear to be all confused. recent polls show about a third of alaska republicans likely to vote today don't know one dan sullivan from the other. >> let's do it!
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>> reporter: you'll excuse alaskans this summer if they're seeing double. but it's not the normal double talk from politicians. meet dan sullivan. >> i am the original dan sullivan. >> reporter: popular anchorage mayor in shoe in for governor. the only problem, dan sullivan's name appears on the ballot under dan sullivan. >> when i introduced him there he looked around saying wait a minute, i thought this was my fund raiser. >> reporter: still some voters are having trouble keeping track. >> one's old and has a combover. he's the governor one, i think. >> newer guy is running for senate, right? >> exactly. >> one of my employees the other day said i heard you on the debates last night. well, i'm not in debates. >> i hope they have pictures on them. >> maybe call one daniel. >> stick a middle initial in
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there. >> reporter: both candidates passed on that option. the key letters here may not be "a" and "s" but "r" and "d." so is america's biggest state big enough for two dan sullivans? >> absolutely. >> we did send the other campaign an invoice for $100,000 for using my name for campaign services. we haven't seen a check yet. >> we might have an invoice larger for him because of all the advertising that's gone into the senate race. >> reporter: they're pretty good sports. we had to ask a simple question. could they actually be related. it turns out the mayor dan sullivan, a popular pub owner in anchorage is into genealogy and he offered to go back to and do research. as he put it, pub by pub. >> that's a nice assignment.
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thank you very much. willie geist is in for carson in the orange room remembering a legendary member of the nbc family. >> we're going to share some of our memories in a moment. it's a sad day for all of broadcasts. don pardo was the voice of "saturday night live" for 38 years and so many other shows throughout his long career. the voice as iconic as the show itself. for 38 seasons, don pardo introduced "saturday night live" viewers to some of comedy's biggest names. >> thanks for joining us live. >> reporter: his voice was a staple on the show. lorne michaels noted, every year the new cast couldn't wait to hear their names said by him. >> ladies and gentlemen, brian williams! >> reporter: our own brian williams got the pardo treatment. >> lorne michaels always said
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the show comes on saturday nights it is live from new york but it doesn't come alive until we hear the voice of don pardo. >> reporter: he landed his first job at nbc as a radio announcer in 1934. he went on with a life-long career with the network. pardo moved from radio to television. >> now please introduce today's special contestants. >> this is dr. elliot stier. >> reporter: on november 22nd, 1963, pardo broke the news to viewers in new york about the tragedy of president kennedy. >> president kennedy was shot today. >> reporter: and while through the years his voice seemed to turn up everywhere, it's that "saturday night live" intro -- >> it's "saturday night live"! >> reporter: -- that generations
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of fans will remember. >> there's been one constant on that show and it's the don pardo voice. everything knows that voice. it's been so closely associated to the show. >> what a voice it is. trending worldwide on twitter. app lot of celebrities sharing what he meant to them. let's start with seth meyers. r.i.p., a voice that meant so much. tom arnold, don pardo said my name only three times but i guarantee those are the first things i brag about to my son one day. and al roker, 1983 my first day on air at wnbc don pardo said my name in the live at 5:00 open. he came up and smiled and said, i punched it for you. >> he did. >> before we get your reflections here, we dug up the audio of that very moment. check it out. >> from wnbc tv new york, this
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is live at 5:00 with jack, sue, and al roker with the weather. >> how cool is that? >> it really was. i grew up in new york. i listened to don pardo. to have him say that, i punched it for you, that meant a lot. >> we'd see him in the elevator. he was always surprised somebody knew him. coming up, who is that man at the window? that is a heck of a question. the search for a peeping tom caught in the act on camera by the woman he was spying on. and then willie's back, he goes one-on-one with the number one ranked golfer in the world rory mcilroy. easy for me to say. why he says his recent success is not related to breaking off his engagement. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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chico's so slimming peyton pants. we're famous for our legs. at chico's and nbc 10 news starts now. good morning, i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast from meteorologist tedd florendo. tedd? >> good morning, tracy. another gorgeous start to our tuesday morning with plenty of blue skies outside. not all areas are seeing that sunshine. we have clouds down the shore and the coast at this hour. otherwise, mostly sunny throughout much of the area. we will see increased clouds today but otherwise looking at partly sunny skies. our high today, 84 degrees, tracy. there's something going on on 95. jillian mele is watching it. >> it's an accident that's been out there for 45 minutes. it started 95 southbound approaching allegheny. it was blocking the center lane. it's been pushed over to the shoulder. it's still out there but as you can see, we have a line of red out there, 16 miles an hour is
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the average speed southbound near çallegheny. drive time is 21 minutes southbound from wood haven to the vine. this is 76 slow in both directions out near route 1 and city avenue, especially on the westbound side, drive time 31 minutes west from the vine to the blue route. tracy? a philadelphia police officer is recovering after being shot in the head early this morning. the call came in just after midmight that a man was armed with a gun on ditman street in tacony. officer stephen korpalski and his partner encountered the armed man at torresdale and magee. the gunman opened fire at police, grazing korpalski in the head. he was rushed to einstein hospital. he and three other officers initially shot back, hitting and kiting the suspect. we're still waiting on an i.d. for the suspect. officer stephen korpalski has been released from the hospital. you can always get the latest news and weather at see you in 25 minutes.
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♪ she's got to learn to belt it out a little bit. >> don't hold back. >> welcome back to "today" on august 19, 2014. we have a treat for those people out there. jennifer hudson live in concert in our 8:30 half hour. >> hearing her rehearse, she sounds just like that. >> and she's got dance moves. meantime, here's what's making headlines. despite presence from the national guard, another night of violence on the streets of ferguson, missouri. at least 31 people arrested in clashes. eric older will arrive in ferguson tomorrow to meet with federal officials investigating
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the shooting death of michael brown. >> now to control a wildfire near yosemite. there is now a mandatory evacuation for 13,000 homes and businesses. and a big loss for the nbc family. don pardo has died. his career spanned more than six decades including 38 seasons as the voice of "snl." and coming up, taking aim at drones. target shooting that poses a real threat. let's begin this half hour with a criminal case that could have you looking over your shoulder the next time you're home alone. a peeping tom caught in the act spying on a massachusetts woman. kristen dahlgren is here with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. yeah, this is the creepiest thing you'll see all day or at least i hope it is. a total stranger peering into a woman's bedroom. she now knows what he looks
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like. she hopes by releasing the tape she and the police can find out who he is. you know that eerie feeling that somebody's watching you? in this case, it was more than a hunch. a peeping tom caught on tape eyes right up to the window of a woman's bedroom. >> to all of a sudden realize that there's been someone watching you and you don't know for how long, it's incredibly scary. >> reporter: the victim doesn't feel safe sharing her identity with the peeping tom still on the loose. >> he seems to know when i'm home and when i'm not. the incident when we caught him on camera, i had literally just got home maybe ten minutes before. >> reporter: she and her neighbors say they started noticing strange things around their bright neighborhood a few months ago. >> i heard little noises. but when i would look, it was like houdini. he'd be gone. >> reporter: she thinks her boyfriend even saw him one
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night. a man saying he was looking for his puppy. that's when they decided to set up cameras. when she was in the shower feet away, this is what those cameras caught. >> and i saw that it was a face. it was instantly i wanted to throw up. and it was a moment of panic. >> reporter: with no one in the bedroom, the man leaves. but not before giving the camera a clear view. a picture his victims hope people will share on social media and that someone will recognize. >> this creep, this man took that from me, the sense of home i had in my apartment. i don't know if i could get that feeling back, that sense of security. i do want to go home. i miss being home. i miss sleeping in my own bed. >> reporter: police have includ increased patrols in the area. by the way, this wasn't a sophisticated surveillance system. a camera for 150 bucks and app
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on her phone. >> that is so creepy. >> since they got a clear picture, they should get him quickly. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by white house/black market and distinctive style. >> and as we watch what's going on in the midwest, got a cold front making its way across the midwest. so we're looking at showers and thunderstorms firing up. chicago, you're going to be looking at activity today right through this afternoon with a high of about 86. the heaviest stuff leaving kansas city. then you'll end up with sunshine. look at the heat and humidity. 92 degrees. but it's going to feel like it's over 100. generally half an inch to an inch. you get up into detroit, of course they had all that flooding last week, they do not need more in that part of the country. in maine, that risk of strong storms. some more showers and
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thunderstorms down through texas. monsoonal moisture continues in the southwest. good tuesday morning, everyone. i'm meteorologist tedd florendo. should be another nice day today for our tuesday. a mix of sun and clouds. still staying comfortable even though the humidity is up a little bit, about 84 degrees. winds remaining light from the east. breezy down the shore, however. another dry day for wednesday. the showers and storms return by thursday. could see a chance also on friday. look at these numbers, they go from the mid-80s to near 80 degrees as we hit the weekend. partly sunny skies for saturday and sunday. >> that's your latest weather. >> thanks very much. now to the hottest golfer on the planet. rory mcilroy. willie caught up with him fresh off his second major championship win in a row. willie, this guy's on fire. >> reporter: he sure is. the northern irishman is the first to admit he's on a roll.
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now he's being compared to golf's all-time greats. >> seems like with every win, you know, the confidence just grows is that little bit more. >> reporter: this will go down as the summer of rory. >> and we have a shining star at sunset. >> reporter: the 25-year-old closing out the golf season by winning the tour's last two majors. doubling his career total in a span of just four weeks. your last month would be a great career for a lot of people. three wins, two of them majors. is the game coming as easily to you as it looks like to the rest of us? >> you know, golf is a difficult game. at times you get runs like this where it seems easy, but golf has a way of knocking you back a peg or two. i'm just sort of waiting for that moment. >> reporter: easy or not, his dramatic resurgence to number one followed one of the more difficult episodes of his life. the breaking off of his engagement to tennis star
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carolyn wozniacki. some credited his success to the ending of that relationship and a chance to focus on his golf game. what did you mean by that? >> that was taken out of context. what i meant was it's not directly related in any way. i may or may not have a little bit more time on my hands, but that doesn't mean this is why i'm playing great golf. you know, regardless of whether i'm in a relationship or not, i feel i'm capable of this golf. >> reporter: with mcilroy's game now where he wants it, he's able to enjoin the perks of superstardom. like dropping by fallon with tiger woods. even hitting the driving range later that night at a nike event. does that scare you to get the
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comparison to tiger? >> i don't feel like i'm the next tiger. i feel i'm the only rory mcilroy. what he did for the game in the late '90s, no one will be able to replicate. but i'll try and replicate some of the things that he's done on the golf course. >> reporter: he'll have another chance to do that next season. mcilroy says he's already peeking ahead to next april. when he can trade his green polo for a first green jacket. >> i've always been obsessed with the masters. it's the only major championship i haven't won. i'm prepared for that. i'm ready for it. >> anybody who follows professional golf knows about a magic number. 18. that's the number of majors won by jack nichols. now with four majors for rory mcilroy at the age of 25, a lot of people including jack nichols are saying he's the guy that could catch jack. >> i think he'll do it if he stays healthy.
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>> the faa rules that you cannot use drones in a commercial process. >> reporter: a commercial process because shooters are charged a fee to participate. but organizers say the faa is overstepping its authority. >> it's a form of intimidation. it's bullying. it's trying to bluff people with sternly worded letters and the occasional fine to try to enforce something that they don't have the right to enforce. >> reporter: in march of this year, a federal judge did rule there was no enforceable faa rule on low altitude drones. >> aren't they just toys with batteries? >> they're not illegal drones in your mind? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: shooting at drones that cost $45 to rebuild continues. at a nearby airstrip, pilots said they had no idea drones were aloft much less that anyone was shooting guns skyward. >> it concerns us because you don't know how long they're
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going to be or how high. >> reporter: organizers of this event says nobody came forward and said shooting a gun in the air was a problem. but the faa says a drone is an aircraft and shooting at it poses a safety hazard. for now that's not stopping people from taking aim at a new target. that for some sportsmen has become a trophy unlike any other. >> drones! >> pull! >> reporter: marksmen say they like to shoot at drones because the pilot can fly them so erratically and that tests their skills. but here at the ok corral and other gun clubs, they're trying to figure how to do this legally. so far they have not brought in drones here. >> thank you very much. i might hear that in my ear all day. pull!
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an officer opened fire in north philadelphia overnight after someone released dogs on police. skyforce 10 over the scene on north 6th street. it happened as police were investigating a burglary in the area around 2:30. we are told one of the dogs was shot and is at the spca. no one was hurt but there were several arrests. a former secretary for'city council is scheduled to be sentenced today. nancy gonzalez was convicted in 2012 on several charges including theft and tampering with public records. authorities say they stole nearly $25,000 worth of social security checks from an elderly woman she was caring for. gonzalez was a city employee for more than three decades. i'm tracy davidson. we'll have another local update in 25 minutes. get the latest news and weather on our website, now back to the "today" show. thanks for watching. have a great day. mara: it's easy to lose your way in a place like this.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, cindy crawford's crusade. >> this is an issue in a lot of older schools. i just think the laws need to be changed. maria shriver talks to the supermodel, mogul, and mom about why she's keeping her kids out of the classroom. plus victories, vices, and voice mails. pat o'brien opens up about his public battle with addiction as well as his long-time friendship with the late robin williams. ♪ and j-hud. the oscar winner is back on the stage as she gets set to rock the plaza.
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today, august 19th, 2014. ♪ >> hello, utah! >> representing iowa! >> all the way from maine! ♪ >> i've been here since 2:00 for jennifer hudson. >> i've been a fan of jennifer hudson since i was 12 years old. >> and we're back now. 8:00 on a tuesday morning. it's the 19th day of august 2014. got a great crowd here gathered for jennifer hudson. this is one of those mornings where it's been tough to get our work done because she's been up on stage rehearsing and we've just been sitting there going, really, wow. >> and bobbing our heads. she gave the fans a chance to select one of the songs. a lot of birthday signs for mr.
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roker popping up. a lot of birthday love already. >> you have one coming up, i hadn't heard. >> yeah. not quite the same as the hoda 50. i don't think we've actually stopped celebrating that. >> is it tomorrow? >> yes, it is. >> it is tomorrow. meanwhile, let's head inside to natalie for a check of the top stories. >> good morning to you all once again. good morning, everyone. more than 30 people were arrested overnight in ferguson, missouri, after police came under what they called heavy gunfire. this as the national guard was deployed to help maintain order. ron allen is in ferguson. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, natalie. yes. police say they came under gunfire and they blame that on a small criminal element who they say are behind the problems here stirring up trouble. 30 arrests. last night they tried a new tactic. no curfew. the national guard here while more went to the street patrolling a designated protest
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area. but after dark, gunfire confrontation. so police went in to clear the streets. using vehicles, tactical units to get the streets clear as soon as possible. 30 arrests, now they're focused on trying to gather as much intelligence as possible about the protesters, about the people involved so they can single out the criminal element and get rid of it. >> ron allen in ferguson, missouri, thank you. evacuation orders were issued overnight for 13,000 homes, hotels, and businesses in california because of an out of control wildfire near yosemite national park. the juncture fire has scorched in california. at one point it came close to a pair of massive propane tanks. at least eight buildings have already burned down and two firefighters have been injured. a truck driver's courage saved the day after a fiery crash caught on camera.
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he pulled over after seeing another truck hit another car. he along with others pulled a woman and her granddaughter from the vehicle. david says he doesn't feel like a vehicle but when he saw the woman and child were alive, he said it was sweet. a jet skier in ireland said he had no choice but to skim over the back of a humpback whale that broke the surface right in front of him. some animal activists have called the move irresponsible and dangerous, but the rider insists the whale was not hurt. a little too close for comfort there. 8:04 right now. let's get another check of the weather with al. >> thank you so much. got all the friends back here hanging out, watching and just bringing their signs. and all the love for j-hud. that's right. that's right. let's check your weather, show you what we've got going on. wet weather with me monsoonal
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moisture out of the southwest. phoeni king at rain today. scattered showers and thunderstorms. a high about 98 degrees. we're going to be looking anywhere 1 to 2 inches in parts of the southwest. risk of strong storms in the upper ohio and mississippi river valleys. beautiful day in the northeast. and the heat extends into the northern plains should be another nice day for our tuesday, a mix of sun and clouds, winds remaining light, a little breezy down at the shore, however, another dry day for wednesday, the showers and storms return by thursday, could see a chance also on friday, but look at these numbers, they go from the mid 80s, they drop a little, to near 80 degrees. partly sunny skies for saturday and sunday. >> and that is your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up next on "trending," the new owner of the
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lot about all the things going wrong in the world. well, here's a story that offers a glimmer of hope. it's all about this question. how honest are you? the folks at the beverage band honesty set up drink stands, 60 locations around the country. they said you can have a drink but leave a dollar. the honor system. >> what do you think happened? an average 95% of people actually paid the dollar. that is up 3% from last year when they did the same experiment. and by the way, the most honest city, honolulu. >> i think that's very encouraging. when i lived there, there were flower stands on the side of the road. leave five bucks. there's always money in that built lin. i think people are actually doing it. >> i like that. >> you all know savannah is continuing her maternity leave. we can't get enough of the pictures of her and baby vale.
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something else you spotted about the photos. apparently a lot of people were surprised by the fact savannah was fresh faced. she busts the celebrity trend of getting full hair and makeup. she told that didn't cross her mind. many of you have said you appreciated her natural look. and savannah said the only makeup she's wearing a joy. shows all over her face. >> i saw a lot of people who retweeted her and showed their birth pictures as well and they were all glowing, no makeup. >> you're going on no sleep. there's no time for hair and makeup. >> just had a baby. >> i didn't think about it, but it's the first thing my wife said, it was the first thing my sister said. i'm so glad she did it without makeup. she looks gorgeous the way she is. >> if you want to read more on savannah, go to >> i've got a piece of video for you to check out. this is the poker face to end all poker faces.
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see if you can tell what just happened to this man. did he get caught cheating, get a text saying his dog ace had had just died, or just win $15.3 million. >> i have to go with "c." >> "c" is the answer. you can't fell it from his facial expression, but that's a man that just won more than $15 million after winning the jackpot at the world series of poker. i think he's just in shock, actually. >> he looks like he's about a faint. poker face or fainting face. >> i mean, look, he's a great poker player but some emotion he could learn from steve ballmer. introducing himself to fans at a pep rally on monday, this guy gives new meaning to peppy. he's known for giving loud speeches and of course he did not disappoint.
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>> do we have any clippers fans here! i can't hear you! >> we can't hear you. >> but ballmer gave out his e-mail address urging fans. one website said he went bonkers. from the looks of the facers of the clippers players, they don't know what to make of this guy. and given what they've been through, that says a lot. >> you spent $2 billion on a team, you can act any way you want. within reason. >> and that's "what's trending" today. up next, pat o'brien and what he's revealing in his new
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pat o'brien had a very successful television career. news, sports, and entertainment. but he didn't just cover the headlines. he actually made some several times during his public battles with drugs and alcohol. including an infamous voice mail scandal in 2005. he tells all in his new memoir. welcome back. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how are you doing? >> i'm great. six years sober. a lot of people come up and say way to go, pat. i finally found that. you said long battle, i had four rehabs. eventually i hope we can say there's a way out of this stuff. >> i think this is a book that a
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lot of celebrities dream of writing, they fantasize about writing and don't have the guts to write. where'd you find the guts? >> you know, i spent my life in sports and entertainment and news and then in the entertainment side really kind of helping destroy people. i mean, that's what those shows were about. you die by drugs or get caught with drugs, that's the only time we brought up recovery. and so i thought if i'm going to write about -- by the way, i rip nobody more than myself in the book. >> you rip other people though. you're tough on coworkers. >> i am. and sometimes coworkers can be tough. but i -- yeah. you know, i wrote the book so people could know that there's a way out. even for me. >> let's get to the elephant in the room. the voice mail, the scandal that brought you to a standstill. it was all about let's go get some drugs and hookers and whatever. you were extremely drunk when you left that. >> in a blackout.
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people who drink do stupid things. people who drink and go into a blackout really do stupid things. i think i might be the first person who has done that, by the way. >> i'm sure. you write in the book there were no hookers, there was no sex, nobody got hurt, nobody had sex. as scandals go it seems lame. although as charlie sheen told me later, that was an excellent effort, my man. >> the good news is none of that happened. and i still don't remember it. and the better news is it forced me to go get help. that's the message of the book. >> you talk about your dad. turns out pat o'brien fit down well at the end of the bar where he was as well. you talk about the fact your drinking and drug use started with the scene in chicago. >> when i first started drinking, it's fun. i've drank with you. >> yes, we have. >> we've had fun. i was a fun guy at the table for
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awhile. >> up until around 11:00. >> then you go home and i stay out. and i got fascinated in chicago. but the drinking scene in the news business is always good. just because you have a few drinks doesn't mean you're an alcoholic. one for me was not too many and a thousand was not enough. >> and it seemed it started with the music scene but then your fame, the money, the access to the parties and celebrities fueled it. you talk about spiraling downward. you're in an l.a. lakers game one night and you run into your good friend and mine maria shriver and she screamed at you. >> she did. mariah carey once grabbed me and said enough. i was down to 130 pounds. she said enough, enough. and maria who had been through this in her own family said you've got to take care of this. i had a lot of people on my side and still do. but the message is real. i had lunch the other day and was told there's a solution to
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all of this. it's the only disease that people don't admit they have. >> four rehabs you mentioned. the last one at hazelton which is where robin williams went before his death. what worked the last time that didn't happen in the first three times? >> first time i didn't listen. helicopters all over the place and howard stern playing the voice mail. second time was about getting a suntan at betty ford. third time i didn't care. but the fourth time -- when i got there i was almost dead. i mean, i almost flatlined on my own property in nantucket. i drank a lot that day. and they said, look, you're not going to live. unless you change your life and take a good look at yourself, you're not going to live. that's what i did. >> in the midst of your drinking and you write openly about this. you left your wife. and you say you're haunted by the guilt. and your son was there too. broke his heart. you're haunted by that decision to this day.
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>> it's shame and remorse. we still talk every day. we're raising a son together. but you're not yourself when you're at that stage of alcoholism. your brain is telling you to do something you don't really want to do. >> you write you dedicate this book to shawn your son, i think he's 27 now. to shawn, this is who your daddy is. managed to be a good father, you think? >> i'm a great father. and you know that. so are you. we talk about fatherhood a lot. my dad when he was drinking -- in fact, he was always drinking. he would take me to the bars and i would go with him. and one day he came to me and said this is who your daddy is. he was a great story teller. but shawn knows who his daddy is. he knows i'm sober and great now. >> it's good to see you back. >> thank you, matt. >> again, the book is "i'll be back right after this." you can read an excerpt on now to a controversy in one
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school district in california pitting parents including supermodel cindy crawford against the government. maria shriver has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morni . >> good morning to you. cindy crawford's first job is being a mom to her teenage kids. when their school found dangerous chemicals inside a classroom, it started a debate around the country. what's the best way to keep students safe? do you feel it's unhealthy to be in this school? >> i don't feel 100% safe. >> reporter: it's the first day of school at malibu public high. but supermodel cindy crawford is keeping her kids home worried about a potential health threat inside the classrooms. >> i'm frustrated and disappointed at the way this has been handled. >> reporter: it started when routine soil tests at the school found elevated levels of pcb,
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toxic chemicals often used in the window caulking of older schools. it can leech into dirt, dust, and air and can over time can cause cancer and immune system problems. >> pcb disrupted the function of hormones in our bodies. especially thyroid hormones. they can cause inability for children to perform well in school. >> reporter: when malibu teachers had worries about their health, they tested in ten random classrooms. four came back over the federal limit for pcbs. did you just assume the district and/or your school would say let us get right on that, we want to clear it up. don't worry. >> absolutely. >> reporter: and the district says it is. the school is planning to remove the caulking in those four rooms. and do periodic monitoring of
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air and dust for pcbs in every classroom. it says so far tests show no elevated levels. but many parents feel that's not enough. >> the problem is for me is that they haven't tested the source. >> reporter: so the malibu school district says we did test the air and the dust in the other classrooms and we're good. we're going to take out the caulking in the four. everything else is safe. let's go to school. >> right. and i think that air testing is a great piece of the puzzle. unless they're testing every day, how do i know every day it's safe for my kid? >> reporter: some experts say while air and dust testing is a good way to determine pcb exposure, levels can vary week to week depending on conditions. >> in the short-term it may be appropriate to do monitoring, but in the long-term, schools need to eradicate the pcbs from these building materials. >> reporter: and it's not just in malibu. how to handle pcbs has become a
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national controversy for schools. under federal law, they're not required to test for pcbs at all. >> why wasn't there follow-up testing done -- >> reporter: at a rally last week crawford offered to pay herself for all the caulk testing at malibu high. >> i look ten years down the line. what if my kid, god forbid, had a problem? how could i live with myself if i knew that it was a possibility and i still sent them to school there? >> reporter: in a statement the school says ensuring our students are safe and healthy is the first priority. and using federal epa standards, our schools are safe for students and employees. and the epa agreed. saying the district's plan address this human exposure pathway of greatest concern. namely air, dust, and soil. and until those tests show a problem, epa does not recommend additional testing of caulk. you have as of this morning
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decided to take your kids out. are you out of this fight? >> absolutely not. this is not a malibu issue. this is really an issue in a lot of older schools. i just think the laws need to be changed. >> reporter: well, crawford and hundreds of other parents want congress to require all schools built from the '50s through the '70s to test for pcb. how they fix the problem is still up to debate. malibu schools says they will continue to monitor for pcbs and will take action if they find any problems come up. this story is far from over. >> thank you very much, maria. important story. >> no question about it. coming up, you're going to love her. jennifer hudson live in concert saying hi to her fans and getting ready to jam
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let's get your first alert forecast. >> starting off with sunshine this tuesday morning, unless you're down in cape may or down in delaware. poconos mostly clear after some morning fog. here's a look at your forecast for the day, temperatures right around 84 degrees, a mix of sun and clouds as temperatures stay warm and the humidity stays low. >> on the roads right now, there's an accident in delaware. >> it's happening right now on exit 4b. one of our viewers sent me this
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view of -- hamilton, 195 westbound. exit 3, that accident was at one point blocking all lanes, it was pushed over to the shoulder, traffic is backed up in this area, to leaf yourself time there as well. >> philadelphia police officer is in the hospital after being shotted in head. the officer and his partner encountered the man. the gunman opened fire at police and a bullet grazed the officer's head. he and other officers fired back hitting and killing the suspect. the suspect's identity has not been released. but again, the philadelphia police officer grazed in the head is back home this morning, out of the hospital. i'm tra we'll have another update in 25 minutes.
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♪ it's the 19th day of august 2014. we've got a lot of people standing by on the plaza getting ready for a wonderful concert from the one and only jennifer hudson. >> yes. and we can't wait for jennifer to take the toyota summer concert stage. don't forget. we have another great concert coming up on friday when 22-year-old country music sensation hunter hayes takes the
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stage. >> going to be a big crowd. no question. >> all right, also ahead more of our hair essentials. revealing secrets on how to get that fresh from salon look at home. and what he says is the best hair cut of the year. >> and as we mentioned, tomorrow is a big day around here. we're celebrating somebody's birthday. natalie's turning 30. al roker, the big 6-0. how are you feeling, man? >> not very much different. not yet. a little slower getting out of a chair. >> loved, appreciated, respected. >> you're more vibrant now than you were at 30. >> thanks. >> we've got fun planned for you. >> and by fun -- >> we're not sure. but that's tomorrow here on "today." meanwhile, the almost 60-year-old has a check of the weather. >> you're not going to like wednesday. let's show you what's going on as far as your forecast is
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nc for today, we have got a risk of strong storms in the upper midwest, we're also looking at some clouds in the pacific northwest, upper 70s, low 80s there, wet weather, monsoonal moisture through the southwest. tomorrow that risk of strong storms will continue in the plains, we look for wet weather up and down the east coast, things not looking too darn bad, that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> should be another nice day today for our tuesday, should stay comfortable even though the humidity is up a lishttle bit. another dry day for wednesday, the showers and storm return by thursday, could see a chance also on friday, but look at these numbers, they go from the mid 80s, they get to near 08 degrees. partly sunny skies for saturday and sunday. >> don't forget any time you need that weather, go to the
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weather channel online 24/7. it's day two of our special series, the hair essentials to give you the hair you've always wanted. this morning the secret to the stylists. you get an amazing cut but when you get home to recreate it, it's a #fail. here to reveal cuts of the year is ted gibson. >> good morning. >> good to see you. >> good to see you too. #fail happens to so many around the world. >> we go home to disaster. >> you need to listen to the stylist. buy the product that the stylist recommends so you can create whatever it is that they created in the salon. >> so product is key. >> and technique is key. always ask questions. >> we have three of the most requested styles these days. first up, this is beautiful, simple, but fresh. >> ki mean, really. did you see the before? >> i did not. you have to see the before.
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>> how do you describe this? >> this is the lob. what's great about the lob is this is the hottest new hair cut in the world. it's a little bit longer. it's at the shoulder. >> it's like the jennifer aniston but 2.0. >> putting texture in the hair is important. look at the before. >> just straight. adorable. but this is more funky. >> she's 22 years old. before she looked 15. i would say use the right product. use a great blow drying agent and always use hair spray for lasting curl. >> is there a certain tool you need for this? >> curling iron large or medium barrel. she's going to do a swirl with that. >> look how gorgeous she looks. >> this is lovely. >> the trend for girls is going natural. girls with curls. they're always complaining about their hair doesn't have shine, it doesn't have any lust.
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>> it dries out and gets fussy. >> what's important is to use the right product. this product specifically is a mousse. you want to put three pumps in your hands. and work up. >> how do you know what will work? >> you want something moisturizing, has a bit of control and movement. what's great about curly hair girls is they use a diffuser. it has fingers on the inside of it. you want to use this on medium setting. >> because you don't want to dry it out with high heat. >> exactly. as well as low heat. tilt your head for me. this is what you do. do not touch it while diffusing. let the little fingers give you
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your support and i fly it from the ends to the scalp. >> working to your scalp all the way around. okay. >> very easy. >> now i know. >> and every girl in america is using this kind of beachy soft wave. that's what we've done on vanessa today. yach ral. this is key. switch sides with me. >> i will. i'm your assistant. >> thank you. want to hold some hair for me. >> i will help you if you need it. okay. >> for each section, you take a section of hair. you want to spray it with hair spray first -- >> if you're sectioning at home, do you use clips like this? >> always use clips. every girl in america is quick and wants to get it done quick. you want to make sure to take sections. wrap the hair on -- >> how long do you leave it on? >> about five seconds. that's what's going to give you the finish.
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you want to use hair spray while doing this. every trick i do on a do,ryo opposite. so the first section i do towards the face, the second away from the face. >> looks beautiful. there we have it, ladies. a united front. we can do our hair after we leave the salon. we'll see. we have more tricks on thank you so much. and tomorrow we tackle the perfect blow dry, i'm told, in less than ten minutes. >> what? >> we'll see. meantime, straight ahead, the great jennifer hudson live in concert. but first this is "today" on nbc. trading-in or selling your car, truck or suv? takes the hassle out of selling in just 3 easy steps. one, get your free online valuation. two, book an appointment. and three, pick up a check at your nearest buying center. ♪ find out how much your car is worth ♪ ♪ at
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>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" is brought to you by the toyota rav4. let's make today fun with some live music.
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>> we are welcoming a dream girl back to the plaza this morning. grammy and oscar winner jennifer hudson. her highly anticipated album is out next month. but we're going to hear from her in a moment. first, how she became a bona fide superstar. she's a legend in the making. jennifer hudson has wowed us with her vocal talents and stage presence from the time she appeared as a contestant on "american idol" ten years ago. ♪ if you don't share some of your love with me ♪ >> and though she didn't get the votes to win, the chicago native has gone on to rack up honors including an academy award for her portrayal of effie in "dream girls." a grammy for her platinum selling debut album, and even a
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star on the hollywood walk of fame. what's next? the fall release of her third studio album simply called "jhud." we are happy to get a sample of that today. and let's not keep the crowd waiting any longer. ladies and gentlemen, jennifer hudson. ♪ anything that you want from me, boy you can get it any time any place ♪ ♪ i'll be your server your plate your everything you ever wanted baby ♪ ♪ just make one wish and i become your genie bring it back and give it to you ♪ ♪ got the whole life in a box wrapped in a bow for you ♪ ♪ it's the world baby ♪ and everything in it ♪ it's your world baby
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♪ it's your world baby ♪ it's your world ♪ one more time ♪ it's your world ♪ ♪ all of your worries and cares and doubts, give them to me and i'll erase it for you ♪ ♪ i'll be your best thing and make all your dreams come true ♪ ♪ no matter what it is just say what it is and i will do it for you ♪ ♪ i walk a mile and turn it around for you ♪ ♪ it's your world ♪ it's your world baby ♪ it's your world ♪ and everything in it
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♪ it's your world baby ♪ it's your world ♪ boy if you want it it is given ♪ ♪ it's your world ♪ it's your world ♪ see a man like you baby ♪ shouldn't have to ask for nothing ♪ ♪ you have the world right in the palm of your hands ♪ ♪ just tell me what to do ♪ to make a better life for you ♪ ♪ any time and any desire i'm going to make it happen baby ♪ ♪ no matter what the moon and
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the stars above ♪ ♪ and i'll reach up and grab it ♪ ♪ hey ♪ it's your world ♪ your world ♪ anything you need i'll give to you ♪ put your hands together. ♪ it's your world ♪ it's your world now ♪ it's your world now ♪ it's your world ♪ >> jennifer hudson and she's back with more music in a moment. but first on a tuesday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are in the middle of a great concert from the great jennifer hudson with her new album out. it is so good to see you. good morning. >> good morning. thank you for having me. >> that song, it's your world. >> thank you. that's my jam. >> how do you define your music style at this point? this is your third album. >> yes, it is. you know, for me it's all about the feeling and me as a person more so than just a vision. through this album i get a feeling you get a sense of my energy. that's why we named it "jhud." i want you to know the person. >> i went on the website, the music websites. i've heard a departure, i've heard fearless, a leaving the
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area of ballads. do you feel at this part of your career there's a pressure to keep reinventing yourself? >> i think that's all a part of artistry. although i would never let the base go and heart of me. that's a huge part of me. you will get that too. but at the same time i like to grow. i don't believe in being boxed in or limits. it's like no one knows your boundaries but you. >> it's like you're preaching. all the women here are like, yes! >> that's what this is about. i want you guys to celebrate that with me. it's like no one can tell you this is all you can do. you can do whatever you want to do and what you put your mind to. that's what i decided to do on this album. >> with everything you're doing, you're raising a 5-year-old. i've got a 5-year-old. i don't know how you fit that in. >> it's great. he's such a mature little boy. but he's been around the industry. it's great to see him grow he's starting school the day after
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tomorrow. he's a blessing. he's always been a blessing. and i think he's going to be nothing but a blessing. >> and i think it's important to talk about your appearance. tamron, handle that. >> i've followed jennifer for 12 years. you've always been super stylish and fierce. the body is looking good. >> thank you. thank you. >> we know your secrets, we know you've been open. you lost 80 pounds. how do you keep it up? >> i just take it one day at a time, one step at a time. it's my life now. >> matt really wanted to know the answer to that. >> you did really well with that, by the way. what are you going to sing for us now? >> well, this is the fan pick. i said i'm going to let you guys pick it. you know it. "and i'm telling you." >> all right, ladies and
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gentlemen, jennifer hudson. >> thank you. ♪ and i am telling you ♪ i'm not going ♪ you're the best man i'll ever know ♪ ♪ there's no way i can ever go ♪ please don't go away from me ♪ stay with me ♪ stay with me ♪ just stay and love me ♪ just stay and hug me ♪ please stay and hoeltd me, mr. man ♪ ♪ try it mister, try it mister ♪ i know, i know, i know you
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can ♪ ♪ tear down the mountains ♪ yell, scream, and shout ♪ you can say what you want but i'm not walking out ♪ ♪ stop all the rivers, push, strike, and kill ♪ ♪ i'm not going to leave you ♪ there's no way ♪ and i am telling you ♪ i'm not going ♪ you're the best man i'll ever know ♪ ♪ i will not be free ♪ i'm saying ♪ i'm saying ♪ you and you and you you're going to love me ♪
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♪ you're going to love me ♪ yes, you are ♪ yes, you are ♪ oh ♪ love ♪ love ♪ love, you're going to love me ♪ ♪ thank you, so much! thank you.
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>> in our next hour we'll have one more song, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back now after a concert from jennifer hudson. that young lady needs to learn to come out of her shell a little bit. let's get a check of some birthdays from our good friend willard scott. hey, willard. >> and if you like a little horsing around, we've got some
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little horses to horse around with. aren't you sweet? yes, you are. aida read is 100 years old today. she's from hillsville, virginia. she's a dress maker for many years. cornelia lindsey is 101 today. she's from pittsburgh, pennsylvania. she is sharp as a tack and enjoys life. osco -- love that name -- osco bennett. he's 100 years old today. wish him a happy birthday. he's from rochelle, georgia. i don't know that town yet. hope to get there soon. he loves to tell stories about his life and all the people he's known. this is wayne dillinger. he's 100 years old today. from decatur, illinois. he loves a daily dose of honey and vinegar and cider. and now we have to go back to new york. but we'll be back to the form soon, okay?
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>> thank you. what do you guys got coming up? >> jennifer hudson is coming back to talk with us. >> also we've got great new apps that are essential for parents. >> including a cool one from tom hanks of all people. >> i heard about this. >> it's need. >> all right. lots more to come. it's just you heard from tamron, . les get your first alert forecasts. >> the skies now clearing off all across the region, the poconos, all across the shores, look at it now, the sunshine is now out, temperatures right around 70 degrees. your forecast for the day today,
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warm, about 74, and it will stay warm throughout the day. >> now to the casino crisis in atlantic city, a job fair starts today for workers who will soon be out of a job. it will be held at the atlantic city convention center. leaving about 8,000 people out of work. revel is losing more than a million dollars a week by staying open. that's according to the casino owner. he says that revel still needs to auction off the. a sentencing hearing for a city council secretary is scheduled to begin in just a minute. nancy gonzalez was convicted for fraud. gonzalez was a city employee for
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more than three decades. remember, you can get all the latest news and weather right on our website,, and download our apps, they're free. have a great day.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. it's august 19th, 2014. i'm willie geist. al roker is back in the building. welcome back to you. >> you said that very don pardo-like. >> i'm not going to do that. that belongs to him. natalie soo here, tamron is here on al's birthday eve. >> that's what we're calling it. >> are we really doing that? >> al's got a big one. we'll talk about that tomorrow. >> you're not going anywhere. >> i didn't plan this. i should have taken this week off. i don't know what i was thinking.
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>> we would have found you and jumped out of the closet in your hotel. >> you did that once. it was another story. >> hold on. >> you came back the day before so we didn't have a whole week buildup to the birthday. >> we're still catching our breath from jennifer hudson. >> i love your wife's text. >> she said holy smokes, j-hud, wow. all caps. >> the way she hits those notes, it's unreal. >> it's like a wave of energy going through you. >> i love that she holds it down here because she hits it so high. >> she's going to join us. >> we're going to talk to her in a few minutes and she's got another song in the hour. al mentioned it, we're missing don pardo this morning. the man with the iconic voice. you know it probably best from "saturday night live." take a listen. # are pardo died at his home
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yesterday at age 96. he was a longtime voice of "snl." 38 season, he missed only one season. lorne michaels said every year all the cast members couldn't wait to hear their names announced by him. he got his first job as a radio announcement in 1944. had a lifetime contract here at nbc. on november 22nd, 1963 he broke the news of jfk's assassination to viewers here in new york on wnbc. >> back in the day, staff announcers, they were literally in an announcer's lounge. announcers had to sit in the booth for eight hours almost at a time. and he was -- you know, there was a group of the best voices at nbc. he was our staff announcer at wnbc for live at 5:00 which was kind of cool. >> i loved your tweet yesterday.
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you said 1983 my first day on air don pardo said my name in the live at 5:00 open, he smiled and said i punched it for you. yes! let's listen to it. we found it. >> from wnbc tv new york, this is live at 5:00 with al roker with weather. >> that was it. he was a consummate professional. >> i loved they had the announcer right there on set with all of you. >> an old rca microphone. he was a classic. he used to bike to work every day. he was just an iconic character. but so low key and such a gentleman. >> he truly was such a gentleman. in fact, my story -- actually my husband's story. i had just gotten my job at msnbc. my husband happened to be riding the ferry next to this sweet older gentleman and started talking to him. he was like i know this voice.
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he mentioned we just moved here from connecticut. my wife just started msnbc. i work at nbc, what's your wife's name. he said wish your wife a wonderful time there. it's been a fantastic career. he said what's your name? i swear i know you. i'm don pardo. so he said your name in some way. >> people say the moment he says your name and you walk out on "snl," it's career stuff. we're thinking of him today. >> thank you, don pardo. >> absolutely. so last night i was out. i got to interview rory mcilroy. >> refere >> a late night. >> yeah we were hanging out. he's won three tournaments just in the last month including two majors. the last one at the pga championship. he talked about his recent success. there's been some talk. so he was engaged to caroline
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wozniacki key. they broke up in may. there was some talk including from him at the pga that he said he's had more time, frankly, to focus on his game. but he wanted to clear that up. >> he said it was spun wrong by the media. here's what he said. >> that was taken out of context and spun by the media. what i was trying to say was it's not directly related in any way. like i may or may not have a little bit more time on my hands these days, but that doesn't mean to say this is why i'm playing great golf. you know, i -- regardless of whether i'm in any sort of relationship or not, i feel like i'm capable of this golf. >> what he said when we talked was he was sad. through sorrow he found his peace on the golf course. he lived there and went to the gym constantly. that's what he meant to say by that. >> refocusing. >> yeah. i like he cleared that up. >> i wasn't clear, did nike have anything to do with that?
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>> how did you know? >> i'm not sure. >> it's the new vapor clubs from nike. yeah. >> you hung out with him. you got a chance to know him. you said he was a nice guy. >> he's a good guy. everybody says he's the next tiger. that's a lot of pressure to put on somebody. he said there's no next tiger. what he did will never be duplicated. i just want to be the first rory mcilroy. >> still people will say he could be the man. >> he's that good. >> we were both creeped out by this next one. >> i think everybody was creeped out. >> vivid view of this in our heads. not because we're women, because we're both really chicken, i think. this guy is in boston. this is crazy. a woman's home and then she sees -- look at that. >> at least she caught him in the act. >> on a surveillance tape. she's got one of these $150 cameras that i recently purchased. it hooks up to an app.
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and they're asking folks in the boston area, do you know or recognize this individual whose face is so clear which is what natalie's point was earlier. >> yeah. >> hopefully they will identify him. apparently a number of people have reported different incidents throughout the neighborhood. someone saying they saw a guy that said he was looking for his puppy in a wooded area around these apartments. but you can understand why women and men to al's point, would be rattled by this. take a listen. >> and i saw that it was a face, it was instantly i wanted to throw up. and it was a moment of panic. this creep or this man took that from me. the sense of home that i had in my apartment. i don't know if i could get that feeling back. that sense of security and i do want to go home. i miss being home. i miss sleeping in my own bed. >> she says the reason --
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>> she wouldn't be able to go back home. she's held up until this guy is found. >> she set it all up because she felt -- you know when you have that feeling there's somebody over your shoulder? she had that feeling. she said she finally took action and lo and behold caught him in the act. the way he peeks in and he goes back and peeks in again. you know that they're going to catch this guy. >> i hope so. >> look at that picture. very clear. well, here is a story of great inspiration. i think we need a little uplift around here. last night little league world series. from rhode island their team ended their run but their manager wouldn't let the loss get them down. instead he had these great words of inspiration and advice for his team. take a listen. >> everybody, heads up high. heads up high. let's talk for a moment here. i got to see your eyes, guys.
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okay. there's no disappointment, okay, in your effort, in the whole tournament, in the whole season. it's been an incredible journey. okay? look at the score. 8-7. okay? 12-10 hits. came to the last out, we didn't quit. that's us! b boys, that's us. the only reason why, okay, i'll probably end up shedding a tear is because this is the last time i'm going to coach you guys. but i'm going to bring back something, okay, that no other team can provide but you guys. and that's pride. okay? pride. >> that is so awesome. you all want a coach like that in your life and you want your kids to have coaches like that. great words of wisdom for the team. by the way, as you heard, they lost. it was 8-7 so it was a valiant effort. they lost to a chicago team.
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>> these are the days i wish they didn't take score. i know. i know. >> not everybody gets a tro if i. >> i know. i have always been against that. like, come on, someone win. i ran track, so someone's got to win and lose. but when i saw that, i was like why do they have to score them? >> it's a life lesson. >> i know it is. >> there's so much to be learned in losing in life. >> i know. >> try being a weather man. you learn about losing. almost every day. >> it's your birthday eve! >> something happens. you don't get it right. but the good news is, nobody blames you. here's what you've got going on. we basically have this front pushing through a good portion of the upper midwest into the midwest. we are looking at thunderstorms through kansas city, chicago as well. we'll see them redevelop in chicago later today. temperatures getting into the 80s. kansas city, though, the heat
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and humidity. big, big story. we're going to be following that over the days and weeks to come. i should say the days to come. look at the thunderstorms firing up again today. detroit into indianapolis, chicago behind that. anywhere from one to an inch and a half of rain. detroit, they do not need any more after all those torrential downpours they got late that's what's going on aroun . good tuesday morning, everyone. should be another nice day today for our tuesday. a mix of sun and clouds, winds remaining light and a little breezy downing on the shore. a dry day for wednesday, the showers and storm return by thursday, could see a chance also on friday, but look at these numbers, they go from the mid 80s partly sunny skies for saturday and sunday. >> and that's your latest
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weather. >> thank you, al. >> essence magazine, tamron's interview with her long-time stylist johnny wright. a guy we've gotten to know around here. they talk about tamron's signature look. i didn't know you've been together for 18 years. >> yeah. he's been my hair stylist since he was 17. we talk about the bond that women have -- and men -- with the person who cutting or styles their hair. johnny was a 17-year-old kid who came up to me in chicago. he said i saw you on tv on the morning show, i had a dream i did your hair and can i do your hair? i do hair in my mother's basement. i said absolutely not. and i said, kid, listen. you can do it once and if you mess it up, you'll never do hair again. as if i had power. he was 17. he did my hair and we've been fantastic friends and he's an amazing stylist. until the first lady of the
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united states stole him from me. i'm not angry. he still does my hair. but it is about a bond and growing. i think people can relate to it, especially women with hair stylists. >> he's a great guy. >> he's a cool guy. thank you to essence for shining a light on him. coming up next, jennifer hudson. she's been putting on a show for us out on the plaza this morning. take a little break from the stage to come on inside and talk to us before she heads out for one more number. jennifer is next. this is a woyeah!esitating on a life-changing decision. at university of phoenix, we- we know going back to school is a big decision. that's why we offer many first year students with limited to no college experience a risk-free period. so you can commit to your education with confidence. get started at
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couple new songs off her third album dropping soon. preorder. how does it feel? does it ever get old performing in front of a live audience like that or is that your energy? >> i'm a person that vibes off the energy. it depends on the crowd. that's what you feed on. if you have great energy on the stage, they'll feel that energy. >> i can't imagine an audience not being energized when you sing. >> you never know sometimes. instantly when i walk into the environment, i can sense the energy. this is going to be a great show or a tough crowd. >> do you stop and pinch yourself sometimes that ten years ago you were standing and hoping you liked simon cowell liked the way your voice sounded and now you're selling out arenas? >> it blows my mind. all of that is still fresh in my
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mind. when you were introducing me, i said wow. because i remember it like it was yesterday. but god always gives you a bit more than you asked for. >> god gave you a lot. you grew up singing in church. your grandmother encouraged you to sing in church and your mom was the who got you to audition for "idol." >> oh, yeah. i always had a family full of support and still is. that's what grew my talent. my grandmother had me rehearsing throughout the weeks and on sundays. my mother said whatever makes you happy is what i want you to do. so it was never anything that was forced. as long as you're happy. >> watching you out there with the crowd, it's almost like your career has been an affirmation. and you give that affirmation back to the people you're performing in front of. >> i feel like it's a good connection. and i feel as though it's probably because i came in the industry from different celebrities. we all got to grow and try. and i tell my fans you're always
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going to see the try. and that's what's that about. >> when we all found out you were having your first child, there was this great moment. and now he's 5. d kindergarten. >> kindergarten. >> look at him there. >> i feel like i just had him. >> you were telling us he loves to style his own hair. you're fashionable. he styles his own hair. >> you better not touch his hair. mommy, you're messing up my mohawk. he says i look good. >> he's got his own sense of style. >> first day of school tomorrow. you've got the dropoff. you know you have to leave. >> no. >> they're telling you, you must go. >> and it's like no, all the parents outside.
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and i try to kiss him. mommy, there are people. >> he's already there? >> yes. he's there. so none of that. >> what are you going to do? >> honey, i don't know. i don't know. >> they'll have to pry your hands off of him. but i'm your mommy, i have to kiss you. >> you have this great foundation and you've started what's called hatch day. it's about getting kids back to school. what is it and who is it honoring? >> it's honoring my late nephew julian king. he was a smart little boy. so my sister and i started the foundation in his honor. it's on his birthday, august 14th. so we give back to unfortunate kids and make sure they have what they need to be able to go back to school. and we want to let them know the positivity. where we come from, the negativity is acknowledged. if ki do it, you can do it. not only does negative come from here but positive does as well. and we also have our toy drive.
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we grant them their biggest christmas. >> you are the total package. everything. thank you so much. and a reminder don't miss her performance of her new song "dangerous" a little later in the show. >> that's right. >> download it. coming up next, i've got all the news you need before you walk out the door. >> and later, find out when that big tv you want drops in price. the app that will get you the big tv you want drops in price. the app that will get you the best deal. ♪just to get backting in the kitchen♪ ♪gotta see our favorite kids,♪ ♪the excitement got us twitchin'♪ ♪you got tammy in those sweet jeans,♪ ♪louis rocking blues ♪could maya look any fly-ah♪ ♪in her tricked out shoes?!?♪ ♪jeans and hoodies, kicks, jeans and hoodies♪ ♪shop your way members ♪will be getting all the goodies♪ ♪filling your closets, these deals are insane♪ ♪ooo, ya' styles so fresh, ♪we feel like makin' it rain♪ (corrrrrnnnnnn) kids' hoodies are now just $10 for back to school. plus, shop your way members
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plus keeps skin clear. garnier clean plus. taking a look at the headlines, more than 30 people were arrested overnight as peaceful protests over the police shooting in ferguson gave way to violence. police say someone in the crowd opened fire on officers but no one was hit. this will probably come as no surprise to parents, but it's getting more expensive to raise children. for a middle income family, it will cost $245,000 to take care of a child from infancy to adulthood. that's not including college. and some alabama hunter came face to face with a creature out of a sci-fi movie. take a look as they napped this 15-foot-long gator. the largest ever to be legally hunted in alabama. it topped the scales at a thousand pounds.
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>> the gunman shot at them, grazing the officer in the head. he and three other officers fired back, killing the suspect. >> an officer actually opened fire in north philadelphia after someone released several dogs on police. sky force 10 was over that scene on north sixth street. this happened when police were investigating a burglary. police made several arrests. a philadelphia woman is expected to appear in court today on charges from a deadly crash from the atlantic city expressway. she will be arraigned this afternoon in may's landing, in skbrun she hit a guardrail.
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a 4-year-old child was killed. we're back in half an h another update. see you then.
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welcome back to "today." it's tuesday morning, august 19th, 2014. we have the number one app right now by tom hanks. it mimics the sound when you type on your device with typewriter keys. he said he was inspired by the clicks and the ding as it moves to the next line. >> it does have this which is better than the auto correction. you get to the end it dings like the old typewriter. >> there's another mode if you go in, it doesn't autocorrect.
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so it's almost like you're using whiteout to try and go back. >> many sitting around saying whatever happened to the sound? i love that. that's adorable. >> debra's got an aunt, an older aunt who's over a hundred and she has an old typewriter. leila started playing and said what's that. had no idea. >> that was a required class when i was in high school. >> now it's keyboarding with computers. >> you can get that on itunes just for the ipad. it's called hanx writer. >> my kids were watching a movie this weekend and were like what's that thing? a typewriter. i feel so old. >> al, what's going on outside? >> let's show you what we've got happening right now. for today we are looking at some pretty warm weather down through the south, the southeast as well.
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temperatures getting into the 80s and 90s. higher humidity. so that's going to be a big problem. that's going to last right on into tomorrow. gulf coast into the mid-atlantic states, that hot weather is going to be a big problem. so we're looking at showers and thunderstorms. around the area. plenty of sunshine through the northeast tomorrow and a gorgeous day in l.a. tomorrow. high of 79 that's what's going on around good tuesday morning, i'm meteorologist ted florendo, a mix of sun and clouds, still staying comfortable, winds remaining light from the east. a little breezy down the shore, another dry day for wednesday, the showers and storms return by thursday, could see a chance also on friday, but look at these numbers, they go from the mid 80s, they drop a little, near 80 degrees as we head through the weekend.
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partly sunny skies for saturday and sunday. piece of video on youtube? check out jerry lewis on the typewriter. classic. we've looked around and collected the hottest apps out there. >> from health to safety to shopping and almost all of them are free. natalie morris has all of the details. good morning, natalie. >> good morning. >> first app is great if you're trying to get pregnant or in some cases maybe if you just want to sort of time things out and know your cycle. >> right. or trying not to get pregnant. this is called glow. it's sort of a women's health app. it tracks your ovulation cycles and tells you when is a good time to maybe try and conceive or maybe when is a good time to try not to conceive. now you can partner up with your spouse or your partner and they can see your ovulation cycle. so here i have my husband who i made download the app and he'll know when is my cycle coming.
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so that way fertility becomes a couple's responsibility, not just my responsibility. because if there's a baby, both of our responsibility, right? >> right. you get it on. >> that's your app. get it on app. >> he says he likes to see when i ovulate to know when to steer clear of me which i did not appreciate. >> this one is important. this summer we've heard terrible story of kids dieing in the back of hot cars. there's an app called precious cargo. >> a lot of people say they accidentally left their child behind it's because they're out of their routine. this will help you remember you have the baby in the car. maybe it wasn't your turn to drop the kid off that day and you did. so you set a reminder. and it works with the blue tooth in your car. so when you disconnect from that
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bluetooth, like did you take the kid with you. it sounds like something you wouldn't forget, but there are people forgetting. >> look back and check. well worth it. >> there's another app out there when the seat is still connected and it shouldn't be, it reminds you there's someone in the back. people are working on that. >> and there are more little gadgets for that kind of thing. because sometimes they fall asleep and it is easy to zone out especially if you had no sleep like i didn't because my son had bloody noses. it all happens. we all get a little loopy. >> let's move to lighter apps. this one is called we for the networking world. >> in tinder you see someone's photo. this is like that but to see if they're interesting professionalally. it takes your location and says this person you might want to network with. you can chat with them in
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realtime if you'd like and maybe you can take that networking offline. and it's helpful if maybe you don't get invited to as many parties as you would like and would like to meet these people. >> not the same as tinder but she likes that as well. natalie loves the bargain. >> i do. i love to shop. >> the next app is called worth it. what does it do? >> it allows you to track deals for things you want to buy but don't want to play the current price for it. so you can search for things. for example, boots or back to school supplies. and it will track that item for you and notify you when it goes down. it tracks all sites on the web. maybe not just amazon or nordstrom. it will find it and you will get a notification. >> i will get that when i'm off my detox. thanks so much. coming up next, do you want your boss' job? you may be shocked at what the majority of men and women have
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back now with the results of a surprising poll. time magazine asked read toers weigh in on issues of life, work, and their definitions of success. >> here to tell us what they found out is "time" editor nancy gibbs and the editor at real simple. >> what are these issues that your readers kind of came together on in dealing with this? >> we wanted to explore not only how they defined success, but what qualities, what personal qualities contribute to it. most interestingly looking at whether it changes through people's lives with what you're caring about through age. >> how many women and men were
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polled? >> a thousand women. the focus was really women. we decided to throw 300 men in the mix. >> i love that. just for good measure. >> sorry, al. to see if there were significant gender differences with the definitions. there were in a couple of places. >> success with age. what's interesting it seems like as you get older, the importance of success starts to dwindle a bit. >> it does. what's interesting is overall more women than men said success was important to them. but the definition changes. women in their 20s, it's more about their careers, doing well at work, financial stability. >> 73% say it's important. >> very important to them. that's right. as you get into your 30s and 40s, it starts to change, become more personal. and by the time women are in their 50s and 60s, they take much more about spirituality and their friendships. >> doesn't that make sense? >> it does. >> i like the fact that woman never gets out of the chair. the whole time. >> speaking of more things, readers were asked do you want
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your boss' job. roughly three quarters of both men and women would not want their boss' job. but if offered, the men would take it anyway. fewer of the women would. >> yes. good news for bosses. many women when we looked at correlations between definitions of success and satisfaction, it seems to be more important to women than men they found value in their job, that they enjoyed what they were doing. whereas financial reward and stability was more important to men. which explains why more men would take the job. >> what i found interesting in the poll, success for women that the top three responses, accomplishing your goals and dreams, being at peace, and having financial stability. i would have thought family would fall in that top three. >> although having children is a very important part of it. what was striking was that for women, it kept on coming back,
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this sense of purpose of having meaning in your life. if the single biggest gap was that, that did not rate as nearly high as it did for women. >> they rated financial stability number one, men did. >> you did ask women if it's more important to enjoy what they do or make more money which was along the lines what you said. >> it was interesting. in both cases, 2/3 of men and women all say enjoying your work is more important than making the most money you can. >> that's actually kind of gratifying in a sense. >> it is. >> people are smarter than we think they are. or wiser maybe. right? >> but it seems like -- my dad says -- just common sense. a lot of these are passed along and gender doesn't matter. i love reading this. i have something in common with all these people. >> thank you so much. >> and thank you for picking me
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♪ daddy do, do or die ♪ stay with me 'til the end of time ♪ ♪ daddy you know that i die for you, ride for you ♪ ♪ i do it for the thrill even if it kills ♪ ♪ dangerous ♪ you make me feel dangerous ♪ i do it for the thrill even if it kills ♪ ♪ dangerous ♪ you make me feel dangerous ♪ touch my body ♪ you make me feel like i'm alive ♪ ♪ i do it for the thrill even if it kills ♪ ♪ dangerous ♪ you make me feel dangerous ♪ dangerous ♪ yeah yeah like running from the cops now ♪ ♪ might be caught now ♪ anything for you ♪ yeah, yeah hold my body for ran some ♪ ♪ because i want to get my hands
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on, hands on ♪ ♪ yeah i want to get my hands on ♪ ♪ daddy do, do or die ♪ turn my name so i know you're mine ♪ ♪ daddy you know that i die for you, die for you ♪ ♪ daddy do, do or die ♪ stay with me 'til the end of time ♪ ♪ daddy you know i die for you, ride for you ♪ ♪ i do it for the thrill ♪ "today," y'all ready? now, i got a question. if you feeling dangerous. come on. ♪ oh ♪ give me light ♪ you make me feel alive ♪ alive ♪ i do it for the thrill even if it kills ♪ ♪ dangerous ♪ you make me feel dangerous
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♪ i do it ♪ i do it for the thrill ♪ dangerous, yeah come on! one more time! ♪ >> jennifer hudson singing "dangerous" belting it out. thanks, jennifer. we're back in a moment on "today" on nbc.
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coming up, kathie lee and hoda resting up to slim down your look. >> and how to throw an unforgettable back yard bash with diy
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good morning, it's 9:56, ted florendo has our forecast. >> looks like we'll have a few clouds, but not too bad, a live look at center city, blue skies, but winds remain calm. low 70s throughout much of the area, especially allentown, lehigh valley, mid 70s for new
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york city. 84 degrees, sun and clouds and warm today. >> philadelphia's teeny dragons are going for their third straight win. dragons gear is in hot demand. we just checked the team's website and triple play sports and has many shirts and hats. and the team's online store says it will reopen this afternoon for orders to be shipped out tomorrow. but you don't need a shirt or a hat to show your love for the dragons. you can actually plenty out placards for your windows. go to to print those out. look for our live coverage from williams port on nbc 10 news at 4 throughout the rest of the week.
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i'm chris indica you can always get the latest news and weather at now we go back to the "today" show. have a great tuesday.
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. it's wines day wednesday. >> we are starting a new day on wednesdays. >> i try to find words that i find to lift people up. i scour and research. so what i found after extensive research was this.
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whoever said that diamonds are a girl's best friend never owned a dog. >> because i was looking at blake. i said i want to do a pet one today. i looked at blake and i was so happy. that is what happened when i googled quotes about the dog. so while you were busy sleeping people were talking about you. people on other programs find you extremely interesting. craig ferguson has a thing called "the late late show". his guest happened to be none other than regis. >> you were on the drew carey show. >> she was very sweet. i thought what a lovely woman. >> she is kind of sexy.
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>> she has that kind of like i know. you know what i mean. can i tell her this when i see her? >> she knows i talk to her. you know when i'm absolutely and come on. you know. >> really. you can appreciate the sexiness. >> worked with her. i took a look. >> i love that. i love craig. >> i think he is sexy with all get up. i am a sucker for an accent.
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i like his energy. i think -- >> we are a little bummed because he is retiring. you have to get on the show before he retires. so last night the -- >> you heard of the house wives? the real house wives of new york. last night turned the beat around. there is a woman on the show who lost her leg when she was like 6 years old in a farming accident. i guess she calls the other house wives shrews who were not believing she has asthma. what happened as a result of the fight was aviva did something with her artificial limb. let's take a look.
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>> the only thing that is artificial or fake about me is this. >> here. go ahead. go ahead, heather. take it. >> oh, my gosh. >> oh, my god. >> they say this is the last straw, i mean, this is the last leg. [ laughter ] >> nice shoe she was wearing, though. >> i love how everyone was staring at the leg like it was going to come at them. here it comes. >> as anybody ever thrown anything at you, hoda? >> thrown anything at me? no. i bet someone has thrown something at you. what was it? tell me.
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>> they wanted to. my mother used to throw stuff. it is in my dna. my mother, you know joany, she is very dramatic. she used to throw whole chickens at my father. she would get mad and throw things. she threw iced tea at my brother once. >> pay attention. >> an entire chicken she spent the whole day cooking. i'm so glad we found her hearing aids. my mom is in a suite instead of her apartment. these very expensive hearing aids are gone. we got to get her some new ones. all of a sudden somebody gives
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her a plant and she goes what do i get to get water. so she goes in the cupboard way up and gets a little pitcher. >> and what was in it? >> her hearing aid. >> you put stuff thinking i don't want to lose it. >> that will show you. she is probably going to throw something at somebody today in retaliation. living with her was always interesting. speaking of losing things, i need to stop. it is getting out of control and troublesome. yesterday we are doing stories about turning 50. one of them involves getting a physical. i had to go yesterday for blood tests. i was on the show. i had a sip and i ate a lot of sweets. >> you ate six donuts.
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>> they said you can't do the blood test until you rest your blood system. they said can i have your insurance card. i looked in my bag and my wallet is gone. there is nothing worse. my i.d., my credit card. my amex is in there. i call katherine and i said can you go to the dressing room. she said i prayed to saint anthony because i knew if i didn't find your wallet it would be my nightmare. >> this is the picture i took this morning of your dressing room. tell us what happened. >> she found it. she said i opened up your smelly gym bag and there it was. she found it. >> how many segments have we had on how to organize your life.
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>> was that my dressing room today? >> that was 15 minutes ago. >> my shoes. talk about besties there are a couple of besties you may not know about. did you know leah reminy and jennifer lopez are best friends? j. lo seems so measured and leah says whatever she wants to say. yesterday there was a picture of j. lo in her bekeena. l -- bikini. and then she decided to post a video. >> here is me normal. look at this one. head wrap, jewelry. can you be ugly once? just be normal once? >> once.
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i love that she had the ball cap on. >> i doubt they are competing. they are not competing. they have each other's back, each other's cleavage, each other's everything. there is a study out, now they say you have to get eight hours of sleep and that is important. now they say eight hours of sleep may be too much. >> can they just definitively decide so we know if we are going to die ten years earlier or not. eight glasses of water, should we drink or not drink red wine? tell us. >> they did say people with the lowest mortality rate slept seven -- i can see sleeping too much you get lazy. according to all of these studies i should have died three years ago.
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everyone, i do everything wrong and i'm hanging in there and i'm almost 61. it's one thing to turn 50. you have the world by the -- but once you turn 60 now you are in your 60s. >> you are in them. >> you are in them. you are involved. >> wait until 64 and 65. >> lord have mercy. the experts whoever they are because they never come out to show us who they are range from seven to nine hours. i get that a week total. >> one time i interviewed some supermodels for work. i said what is the secret to aging gracefully and they said they get tons of sleep. >> what are they so angry about. >> they are hungry. >> they are hungry and they are rested. >> cigarettes and champagne. i want to be one.
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this is another study. it says and this is true according to somebody who wrote it. that exercise, exercise, the act of exercising can give, can send women to orgasm. they say if you brisk walk you can go to poughkeepsie. >> depending on how thick your thighs are. won't work for supermodels. [ laughter ] tell the folks at home what these things are called, hoda. >> all right, i will.
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they are called corgasms. >> have you seen in the gym that thing called the captain's chair. apparently the way to go to poughkeepsie. >> it is probably going to be the most popular piece of equipment at the gym. >> how embarrassing, you are minding your own business and all of a sudden the emts come to get you. how do you explain what just happened? >> i don't know. apparently spinning classes do it and weight lifting. and rope climbing obviously. so if you are wondering how is there someone always laughing here? it is kate. if you hear more laughing it is because her whole family came to
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visit. kate is here with her family. she is backing away. we want to thank the entire cook clan for coming to see us. have you ever had to make so many decisions that you felt like your head was going to explode? >> if you are unhappy with your waist line we will show you how dressing the right way will widdle down your middle. jake and i have been best friends for years. one of our favorite things to do is going to the dog park together. sometimes my copd makes it hard to breathe. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. come on, boy! [ female announcer ] symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol increase the risk
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if so, white, black, hispanic, teeth or no teeth? >> i can't hear what you are saying. >> hi. >> that is familiar. she did study. she came here and watched the "today" show shenanigans. you are probably suffering from decision fatigue. >> here to tell us why we are so mentally exhausted and what we can do about are psychologist dale atkins and john tierny. welcome. >> decision fatigue. this is a real thing, isn't it? john, you wrote a lot about this. >> it is discovered in the lab and the shopping mall. the first experiment involved hungry students left alone with these delicious chocolate chip
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cookies and they had to resist them. they managed to resist them but afterwards they had less self-control for anything else. they depleted their will power. >> you have a certain amount of will power. >> and you have to guard it and protect it. you end up making poor decisions if you make any decision at all. >> every individual is different. so some people have more will power than others. >> researchers found that making decisions depletes the same source of energy. after you make decisions you have less will power and you make bad decisions. >> nothing good happens after midnight. >> important decisions that you really have to have your attention and focus for. and then a lot of little decisions that you waste your energy on. >> you got to talking about buying a car that certain people tend to pay more after four.
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is that kind of what happens to your brain? >> they did an experiment where researchers watched people buying a car. at a certain point they will take the default. the difference may be like $2,000 a car. at a certain point you stop making it. that is one of the easiest ways to deal with decision fatigue. >> it is overload. your data is all full. >> it is overload. what happens is if you don't refresh then you just can't do it anymore and you say i'm done. as in the clip i can't hear you. you are asking too much of me. we have to know how much we have. >> if you have a lot of decisions to make it is best to make major decisions all before 4:00? >> earlier in the day. >> do them earlier in the day before you get fatigued and don't make decisions on an empty
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stomach because glucose in food gives you mental energy. >> you have to eat a little bit all day long. >> a little bit of nutritious food. don't go for candy bars. you need to have protein and you must sleep. >> how much? [ laughter ] how much exercise are we supposed to get? >> if you are rested which is one of the reasons why we try to ask people to make the important decisions in the morning and focus on that you are hopefully having more rest and your brain is more refreshed. >> how is the secretary of state or anybody travel all over the world making huge decisions that impact the world? >> it is a great question. >> thank you. >> one of the things i think is really important is you have control over when you make your decisions. and unfortunately some of the people are working so hard and are spent during the day they come home and have to make important decisions. you can say i'm not fully
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it's going to remain that way throughout the day. temperatures mild. already in the mid-70s. a great view there as we look at the art museum. 76 from philadelphia, same for northeast philly, allen town, lehigh, 77, mid-70s for atlantic city. here is the forecast today. 84, mix of sun and clouds, more sunshine and warm today with winds light from the east. chris. >> a philadelphia police officer is recovering at home now after being shot in the head early this morning. it happened around 12:30 a.m. police responding to a call. he fired shots at the officers grazing him in the head. he and three other officers fired back killing the suspect. he was treated at the hospital this morning. a fire in north philadelphia after someone released dogs on police. skyforce 10 over the scene on north 6th street. it happened when police were investigating a burglary in the area. one of the dogs was shot and is
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treated at the spca. police made several arrests. today transformation of dilworth plaza into dilworth park. the $55 million project began in 2012. today city officials are expected to announce an exact date for its september opening. the renovated park will feature more space, as well as a cafe, ice rink for winter skating and free wi-fi. i'm chris cato. we have a full hour of news coming up in 30 minutes at 11:00 a.m. remember, you can always get latest news and weather at for now we go back to the "today" show. have a great tuesday.
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we're back with more of "todatoda "today." >> it is all about travel. kathie lee is across the street ready to hand out $100 to anybody who gets the question right. those who don't, kathie lee cds in the future. here to help me out is travel and leisure international editor. just before the commercial we asked what city is home to the world's tallest ferris wheel? >> las vegas, high roller, 550 feet high. new york city and dubai are both
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in the process of building a bigger one. this one will be $25 if you want to go at night. 30 minutes to take one revolution in the high roller in vegas. >> lovely lady from ohio. which has the most annual visitors, las vegas strip, nevada, niagara falls, fanuil hall or times square. >> i am going to say times square. >> you are going to win money. >> number one anywhere in the world, 40 million people a year go to times square. they say if you stand there long enough you will meet everyone you have ever known. >> what is the boston one? >> a great revolutionary era building. >> lovely, from new orleans.
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which is the following is not true about the attraction called "the ledge?" there are four large glass enclosures. it extends 43 feet out with 1353 feet underneath? >> d. >> she gets my lovely cd. >> she looks so happy. >> the one that wasn't true is it overlooks the grand canyon because it is over the top of the willis tower in chicago. >> are you kidding? >> you can see as much as five states. the one in the grand canyon is called the sky walk. i'm not surprised that you might get that confused. >> which one is the one that had the cracks? >> that is the one i don't go to. high point on new jersey's
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new thrill ride "zumanjaro drop of doom is the equivalent of how many stories tall? >> 39? >> almost. >> what a shame. the correct answer is 41. >> 41 stories. 415 feet high. you will reach speeds of 90 miles per hour. the drop is just a ten second drop. you are actually accelerating as you are going down this baby. that is completely mad. >> you are kidding. it is time for another. >> beautiful teacher from virginia. world's tallest water slide verruckt recently opened in schlitterbahn water park in kansas city. it is a word that means what? >> water fall.
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>> big day for kathie lee's cd. the answer is insane. >> you have to be completely demented to want to do this. you will hit speeds of 70 miles per hour. just wait to see if your bathing suit arrives at the same time you do. >> thank you so much. these are all great. are you tired of a widening waist line? we will show you how to hide what you got with the latest stomach flattering styles. you will love it coming up right after this. a woman who loves to share her passions. grandma! mary has atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts her at a greater risk of stroke. rome? sure! before xarelto®, mary took warfarin, which required monthly trips to get her blood tested. but that's history. back to the museum? not this time! now that her doctor switched her to once-a-day xarelto®, mary can leave those monthly trips behind. domestic flight?
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we're back with boomtastic. we have just mentioned that. >> you can still feel fabulous in your 50s by dressing right to widdle the middle.
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>> here are solutions to help you stop the spread. it is the star of bravo's "blood, sweat and heels" and the author of "never pay retail again". >> it is one of the problem areas for a lot of us. you are always trying to figure out exactly how to hide it. >> sometimes it can be really discouraging. i have five great looks to help tame the tummy. >> we have a before picture of teresa. tell us about her issue. >> she wore these printed leggings and oversized black top thinking black is going to make me look thinner. we gave her this panel dress. what we did was take the print and made it more in the center and make her look very slim. it is super great only $44.50.
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very comfortable. they have great trends. super affordable. >> love that. >> thank you. >> talk to us about kathie's before picture. kathie has a common problem, the muffin top. her shirt was too sheer and tight but it wasn't working. >> it aamazing. the thing is quality. quality fabric and the right silhouette to mask over the middle. it is only $17 from marshals. patterns can be your friends. you want them to go up and down and not across. >> it is not go long that it looks like it is trying to hide something. >> absolutely. we are masking but not too big. >> so cute. what fabrics should we stay away from? >> stay from something that is too clingy. this is a cotton material.
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every time you move it will not show every move. >> let's hear about mary ann. >> very common outfit. women say i want to be comfortable and i am wearing something loose. it is not that it is not attractive. it wasn't flattering her body type. now we gave her a tailored blazer. it is all about bringing the eyes inward. they have all of these different stages to slim your body and make you look fantastic. it is really about flattering what you have. the jeans are only $59. >> let's check out the before picture. >> you see it all the time especially in the summer time, the tank top. >> that is beautiful. >> that lookz great. i say jump suits are the new
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cocktail dress. >> i love jump suits. >> madonna is wearing them, queen latifah wears this. it is one long clean line. she is comfortable. we gave her a great wedge and she is good to go. >> thank you. looks great. >> let's take a look at the before picture. >> common issue running around with the kids you wear jeans. >> can you say miracle in a dress? >> this is a designer dress, $40 from tj maxx. i love the ruching. nipping and tucking. this is a starburst drawing all the eyes inward. when you go for a halter it will give you a nice boost of posture and say yes to v neck. >> all great. >> terrific. >> thank you. tomorrow good food choices to
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when it comes to love and money some couples make it seem like the war of roses. >> is your relationship normal or are you headed to the heartbreak hotel. >> it is c in, bc's personal finance expert sharon epperson. >> want to play a little game? >> we are going to play a game. i'm going to ask you a series of questions. you are going to place a bet on whether you think it is more or less than the number or the percentage that i am giving you. it is all about love or money. are you ready? >> yes. >> so for couples who have
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combined finances would you say more or less than 50% have hidden either a purchase, a bank account or statement? >> more. >> more. >> wow. well, you are actually wrong. it is actually less, 30%. three out of ten couples say they have hidden something from their spouse. one out of three say they have had some type of financial infidelity. could be something more aggressive. >> do you think women secretly spend more or less often than men? >> more. >> do you think women secretly spend more or less often than men? >> i'm saying more. i say a lot more. >> women spend less secretly than men do. men are more secretive about the purchases. >> what are they buying? jewelry for their mistress? >> they are not telling them the
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purposes. the women will say it was less for less money. >> everybody is lying. >> exactly. >> do you think that most couples would say they have to have spent more or less than $200 before talking to their spouse about what they spent? >> more than 20 $200? >> i am going to go with more. >> less is right. >> it shows the difference between what couples would do who are married before the recession or after the recession. those married after 2008. >> if it is more than $1,000 i will tell my spouse. >> people with two incomes there is an attitude of i make my money. >> i'm kind of for that.
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>> when it comes to fights about money is credit card debt more or less a hot button issue more than spending? >> more. >> actually, spending causes twice as many fights as credit card debt. what are they fighting over most the time? spending. that's why they hide those purchases. >> and use their credit card. >> don't try to change the answer. >> we know that they fight. we know a lot of couples fight. >> this is for everything. >> do you think couples argue about money more or less than twice a month on average? >> more. >> they argue about three times a month. if you are going to be fighting about money you don't want to do that in your relationship. you need to have the conversation about what your
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goals are and make sure that you split the money decisions. >> kathie won. for being so smart about love and money -- >> i think i won that before. inexpensive and easy way to make your summer parties the talk of the town. >> first this is "today" on nbc.
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just throwing the shrimp on the barbie when you can wow party guests. lifestyle guru is here to help you make your party stand out
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from the rest. >> make the party stand out. >> burning the steak and the chicken as long as you wow them like with a pineapple fruit. >> cute. >> don't hurt yourself. the insurance isn't enough. all you do is pile on the skewers. >> it's got to be ripe. >> perfect. >> then you balance the next one if you are a little challenged. >> anyone have a hammer? >> now just do the last one. you will have it tada! >> tada! >> hoda is not doing it correctly. >> a couple of little -- that is adorable. >> stick it in. you are done. >> come on over here. >> it's a little water melon with celery on the bottom.
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>> how cute? >> if you burn your roast it doesn't matter. have the kids dunk it into chocolate. >> fabulous. >> hoda has to get a blood test in a little bit. >> we'll do it here. >> a few more hours. >> it's hoda's birthday. to honor that you can have these. >> which is yours? >> dunk and put it here. 24 hours later we have the inexpensive. you can use these as place cards. >> not every person is an olympic swimmer. you can give them these life preserveers. i would use the bigger bubble.
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you stick the flower in the hole. who would like to try it? >> i made it like a little train with a little food color. wonderful for the kiddies. we can dim the lights and make it romantic in here. give it a little crack. fun. ready made cotton candy all around it. kids and grown ups adore it. >> wow. >> what is going on here? >> chocolate covered strawberries. put the chocolate inside. this is a soup can makeover. >> how darling. use scrunchies. >> tomorrow ambush makeover and if you have a relationship question come on down to the plaza. >> tomorrow is thirsty thursday. #
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another half inch or so, even a fraction of an inch, and we'd be having a different discussion. >> right now at 11:00 a.m., a philadelphia police officer injured in the line of duty following an exchange of gunfire with the suspect this morning. thankfully that officer is okay. good morning. i'm renee chenault-fattah. right now detectives are working to identify that suspect who was shot and killed. it all happened before 1:00 at the intersection of magee and torresdale. jesse gary is live. what are you hearing


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